Saturday, April 27, 2013
Here is the background story: Last year we had 8-10 quail that visited our back yard on a regular basis. In late spring we discovered a nest full of eggs (15-20). My research showed that the mom would lay about an egg a day until she thought there were enough - can't imagine how she could sit on 20 eggs! Then she would begin to sit on the nest - while the male paced up and down on our fence, guarding the female. We left for the season - never saw any chicks. We are afraid that some predator did get at the nest. This year we have had just a few visits.
Note: I am not sure what happened - IRL the image is much darker - not faded as it looks here. Sorry...
Wild life: http://createdwithlovechallenges.blogspot.com/
Animal catwalk: http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-36-animal-catwalk.html